n.— «These developing communities of invertebrates are of a kind not found in the wild, drawing hardy species from different habitats, from grassland and banks to gravel pits and coastal dunes. A new word has been coined to describe the incomers—”tecticolous”, from the Latin tectum, meaning roof.» —“Room at the top” by Peter Marren Independent (U.K.) Sept. 8, 2004. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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